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This briefing will provide union reps with a comprehensive guide
The TUCJCC has developed this programme of work to ensure
Trades Union Councils and County Associations are an important part

Strong unions matter, which is why the TUC assists unions, through the Organising Academy, to build membership, improve workplaces and speak with authority on behalf of working people and their families.

Strong unions are created by investing in organising; thinking about our resources, how we represent members and develop reps and stewards.

For more information on what we're up to day to day, you can read our blog, Stronger Unions or you can contact the team on [email protected]

Stronger Unions Blog
Stronger Unions is a news and comment blog about the UK trade union movement, managed by the TUC. We aim to be a central resource on the web for people wanting to find out about what unions are doing, and a community for people to contribute their own thoughts on developments for our movement.


Uber's license to operate in London expires on 31st May. Right now Uber does not pay the minimum wage to its drivers in London. Uber drivers don't even get basic rights like sick pay or holiday pay. But we could force Uber to change their exploitative business practices. Transport for...
24 May 2017
This briefing will provide union reps with a comprehensive guide about facility time. As well as covering the implications of the Trade Union Bill it includes guidance on the ACAS Code of Practice on Paid Time Off, the legal status of reps, the implications of the Trade Union Act, how...
25 April 2017
A GUIDE FOR REPS-- Unions have their own policies which reps should follow. This document is not formal legal guidance, but it summarises the Act and provides some tips for reps. Introduction The Trade Union Act became law on 4 May 2016 and many – but not all - the...
06 April 2017
The TUC's Heartunions week highlights the positive contribution made by union reps and members in workplaces and communities throughout the region. South West TUC Regional Secretary Nigel Costley said: "There are half a million trade union members in the South West, reps helping working people very day. In workplaces all...
06 February 2017
Following two weeks of intensive talks, the parties have now reached an agreement about the long-running dispute between ASLEF and GTR Southern. This resolves the current dispute, subject to securing the support of ASLEF members, and no further industrial action is planned.
02 February 2017
The TUC is pleased to announce details of the 2017/18 TUC Leading Change Programme.
17 January 2017
We are pleased to announce details of the 2017 TUC Organising Academy Course programme run in partnership with The Manchester College. All courses are provided free of charge though unions will cover travel and accommodation costs.
17 January 2017
Responding to the publication of the Welsh Government’s Bill designed to challenge the UK Trade Union Act, Wales TUC General Secretary Martin Mansfield said: “This hugely welcome and important Bill is about protecting the ability of unions, employers and the Welsh government to work in partnership in devolved Welsh public...
16 January 2017
Commenting on today’s announcement that Royal College of Midwives chief executive, Cathy Warwick, is to retire this summer, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
13 January 2017
Date: 3 -5 April 2017 Venue : The Manchester College, Manchester Costs : Course is free but unions will have to pay for participant travel and accomodation This TUC Organising Academy course is for union staff in admin and other support roles who would benefit from a wider understanding union...
10 January 2017

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